Cut that Rug

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I decided to make a rag rug out of old T-shirts, sewn on a base of a large towel from Steve’s father’s estate. I thought it might be a little boring if I just sewed them straight across the short … […]

More Ice Please

Back in March, I tried ice dyeing for the first time. It turned out great, so I finally got around to doing some more. This time, I had four different batches of dye. I started with two off-white shirts and … […]

I dyed today

Today was the day. It was slow, but not too painful. I finally got the tie-dye box out and I had found my tie-dye book with my notes on amounts and conversions, so I decided to try the technique I … […]

Call Me, Maybe

I’ve had a T-Mobile prepaid phone since 2005. It worked well for me to pay by the minute since I don’t use the phone very much. But times have changed and I am feeling the limitations of that kind of … […]

Xeriscape Symposium

We went to a Xeriscape Symposium on Saturday and the best topic was rainwater harvesting. The only trouble is you actually need some rain to harvest! Texas A&M has some information about calculating the size of the storage tank for … […]

Candy Corn

My brother Robbie sent me some pictures yesterday, saying I thought you’d like to see some of the corn we grew this year. The crop was terrible because of the extremely dry weather, but the kernels are still pretty. I … […]

The Morphing of a House

We haven’t had much to say on here for quite some time. Mostly there isn’t much to say about losing a brother/friend to brain cancer and having to manage all of his affairs alongside your own. Basically, we’ve been pretty … […]

Windfall from next door

The next-door neighbor has a mature pecan tree with lots of nuts. I saw them raking up leaves in the front yard and wondered what would happen to all the nuts. Guess what! They don’t want to take the time … […]

Just Enough and No More

I’ve been spending some time lately researching how to fix Mike’s computer. He has a motherboard with RAID, so of course he was using it, as the boot disk. Then on the 13th or so, it got caught in a … […]

Economy of scale

Joy wrote: The BusinessWeek article “Yuan poised to become Reserve Currency, Goldman’s O’Neill Says” shows we have to watch out for China. It has the power to do whatever it wants. Robert Reynolds wrote: Laura and I talk about this … […]

Holes in the ground

A twenty year old pond is bound to have some problems. This one in Florida has been losing water and is full of slime. After catching what fish he could, Steve has stepped in to see what the matter is. … […]